"As an AFOL, the build experience and display is probably more important to me than play. That being said, this is an absolute joy to pose figures with and operate the dragon pit door! The overall set feels, dare I say, a little bit old school even? There are only a handful of features, and all incredibly well integrated and work very well. Nothing feels forced here. The focus is definitely on figures, creatures and the finished structure.
The build experience is varied and interesting throughout without a heavy dependance on stickers. I particularly enjoy the small details that the designers included like the fire extinguisher and push broom to clean up after the battle!
The highlight of this set, where most of the time will be spent building, is the main gate section. It has such a smooth operation and both sides open simultaneously. In addition to the wonderful gate, you have so much space to pose figures and fight or tame the Earth Dragon. It's also much appreciated compared to the smaller platform spaces that a lot of play sets like this typically have. What's great too is the option to configure the dragon pit stage in multiple ways!
I think this is really a wonderful set for both younger builders and older collectors alike. This will be on display in my collection for a long while! I cannot wait to add the other sets in the series to go along with it."